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Victim Witness Coordinator
Post Date: 06/19/2020
Close Date: 07/05/2020
Burleigh County Human Resources
316 N 5th St, Ste 106, Bismarck, ND 58501

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$30,000 - $49,999

Bismarck, ND

Job Description:
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist law enforcement personnel, the State’s Attorney’s office in identifying and responding to the needs of crime victims and witnesses;
• Act as a liaison between the prosecuting attorney and victims and witnesses;
• Inform victims and witnesses of their rights under the law;
• Prepare grant application and submit reports to comply with the grant requirements;
• Inform victims of criminal charges filed against a defendant and procedural steps involved in processing a criminal case, this includes notification of hearings, cancellation and final dispositions of a case;
• Inform victims of a defendant’s bail, pretrial release conditions, and methods for enforcing the conditions;
• Inform victims and witnesses of appropriate counseling, treatment or support for victims/witnesses. This may include but is not limited to rape crisis centers, crisis lines, social service agencies, and domestic violence programs;
• Assist law enforcement with notification to victims and witnesses of a defendant’s release from custody;
• Attend court proceedings with victims or on the behalf of the victim. Inform the victim(s) of the outcome of the proceedings;
• Assist victims and witnesses with employer intercession and return of property. Inform victims/witnesses of their right to submit a victim impact statement to the Court, orientation to the courtroom surrounds, and maintain records

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, legal assistant, paralegal, social work or a related field; or three (3) years of experience and/or training in the previously mentioned fields; and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Requires a valid driver’s license.

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